Ohio Wesleyan University

Let Us Entertain You: OWU Shares Spring Arts Calendar

17 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University invites the community to enjoy its spring concerts, recitals, plays, and art exhibitions. Events may change at any time, so please view each department’s webpage at owu.edu for the latest information.

Ohio Wesleyan Department of Music

The following concerts currently are scheduled to be performed without a live audience.

  • 3 p.m. March 21 – Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert, conducted by faculty member Richard Edwards. The performance will be streamed live and archived online at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at owu.edu/music.
  • 8 p.m. April 20 – Ohio Wesleyan Chamber Orchestra concert, conducted by faculty member Antoine Clark. The performance will be streamed live and archived online at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at owu.edu/music.
  • 3 p.m. April 25 – Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind concert, conducted by faculty member Richard Edwards. The performance will be streamed live and archived online at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at owu.edu/music.
  • 7 p.m. May 4 – Ohio Wesleyan Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble concert, conducted by faculty member Larry Griffin. The pre-recorded event will debut and be archived online at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at owu.edu/music.
  • 7 p.m. May 8 – “Astronomer Dreaming,” presented by the Ohio Wesleyan Department of Music in conjunction with the Department of Theatre & Dance. This unique and collaborative theatre and music performance will be directed by faculty member Jason Hiester. The performance will be streamed live and archived online at owu.edu/stream. Learn more at owu.edu/music.

Ohio Wesleyan Department of Theatre & Dance

  • 8 p.m. March 13 – “Scenes! 2021” showcasing the work of students in the directing class who, for their first main class project, each will direct a brief scene. Their scenes will feature the acting talents of first-year and new transfer students. The performance may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free, and seating will be limited. Tickets will not be issued. The event will be held on the Main Stage of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware, and will follow the latest coronavirus public health guidelines. For more information, visit owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
  • 7 p.m. April 23, 24, and 30, and May 1, and 2 p.m. May 2 – “Twelfth Night, 2020,” a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic that refocuses the circumstances and characters on contemporary issues. Adapted and directed by OWU instructor and 2005 graduate Bradford Sadler, this adaptation focuses on LGBTQIA+ representation and the role of protest in expressing the voice of a community. The production will work to connect with and support local community organizations, and will collect donations in support of Black Lives Matter. All performances are expected to be held outdoors in the amphitheater located beside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware, and will follow the latest coronavirus public health guidelines. For more information, visit owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
  • 8 p.m. May 14 – “One Acts 2021” featuring the work of students from Ohio Wesleyan’s fall playwriting class and spring directing class. Original scripts written by student-playwrights will be directed by student-directors for their final class project and feature student-performers. The performance may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free, and seating will be limited. Tickets will not be issued. The event will be held on the Main Stage of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware, and will follow the latest coronavirus public health guidelines. For more information, visit owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

Richard M. Ross Art Museum

  • February 3-April 8 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum will feature two exhibits connected by the theme of “Cityscape/Landscape.”The museum’s Kuhlman Gallery will feature “Pattern Drift: Cityscape,” a mid-career survey of art by Philadelphia-based printmaker Amze Emmons, a 1996 Ohio Wesleyan graduate and associate professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. The exhibition includes selections from three main bodies of work in which the city serves as background and context for the art. Emmons’ images evoke a sense of magical realism inspired by mechanical illustration, cartoon language, information graphics, and newspaper journalism. Learn more at www.amzeemmons.com.The museum’s West Gallery will feature “Landscape through the Lens: Responses to William Henry Jackson.” The exhibit brings four contemporary photographers – Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, Zig Jackson, and Martina Lopez – into conversation with the work of 19th-century landscape photographer William Henry Jackson. Through this lens, it examines the legacy of photography in relation to the development of the American West.

    During the academic year, Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, is open to in-person visitors on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Visitors must follow the latest coronavirus public health guidelines.

    For art lovers who prefer to engage digitally, all exhibits will have a virtual tour available on the museum’s website at owu.edu/ross. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit the website for more information.

  • May 1-May 29 – Ohio Wesleyan’s graduating fine arts students exhibit works juried by their OWU professors, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit will include an artist reception at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 1. Learn more about OWU’s fine arts department at owu.edu/finearts.During the academic year, the Ross Art Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Visitors must follow the latest coronavirus public health guidelines. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information.

For the latest Ohio Wesleyan news and event announcements, follow the university on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. These events will also be added to Delaware On Tap, a link to which is on our main page.

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